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9. Albert Pujols

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How was 2011 for The Machine? He put up numbers that may be average for him (.299 BA, 37 HR, 99 RBI) but would be great for anyone else. He led the Cardinals to a World Series title, then capped it off by signing the second-biggest contract ever.